Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, also known as Plumb, will be performing at the Farmington First Baptist Church on Oct. 25.
Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, also known as Plumb, will be performing at the Farmington First Baptist Church on Oct. 25. (Courtesy of Biscuit Media Group)

FARMINGTON — Tiffany Arbuckle Lee has struggled with panic attacks and anxiety since she was a child.

"In those moments, I just am motivated by fear," she said.

Initially, Lee turned to prayer to help her through the panic attacks. Later, as an adult, she turned this prayer to music in the form of her recent release, "Need You Now."

Lee, whose stage name is Plumb, will be coming to the Farmington First Baptist Church on Oct. 25 as part of her Need You Now tour.

"This song is a prayer that says scream at the top of your lungs," Lee said, describing the song "Need You Now."

Lee said prayer helped her through the panic attacks when she felt hopeless and alone.

"Prayer is the only thing that gives me a sense of peace in that moment," she said.

While the prayer doesn't make the panic attack go away, she said it is comforting for her to know that God is there.

Although she has been singing since childhood, Lee was presented with the opportunity to make a career out of music when she was 21.

However, Lee took a seven-year break from major touring after the birth of her second son. She said she went from having hundreds of shows a year to just a couple dozen. Only two years later, she had a daughter.

Lee said her three children have changed her music, making her more accountable and more intentional.

"Children can force you, if you're not willing, to be more unselfish," Lee said.

Despite her touring schedule, Lee has managed to avoid long periods of time without seeing her children. They join her on some of her tours. She said she usually only goes one or two days without seeing them.

Lee said her children understand what she does and are proud of her and supportive.

Lee said she is part of a group of artists working to get rid of the "fine line of Christian versus music."

She said while some of her songs are religious, others are just songs about a broken heart.

Like many singers, Lee draws upon her own life experiences while writing music, and Christianity is part of those experiences.

"I think faith is part of my identity," Lee said.

Hannah Grover covers news, arts and religion for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 and hgrover@daily-times.com. Follow her @hmgrover on Twitter.